Teacher-centred versus student centred approach Preparatory workshop tool

Tool Nr.: 
15
Developed by: 
Eszterházy Károly Hungarian University Institute for Educational Research and Development
Sources: 

Einhorn Ágnes A pedagógiai modernizáció és az idegennyelv-tanítás, 2015 Miskolci Egyetemi Kiadó http://mek.oszk.hu/15500/15518/15518.pdf

Purpose of the material: 

To interprete and strengthen the culture shift in education

Material: 

It explains the key points and differences between the teacher-centered  and student-centred education

Process: 

The participants work in groups of 2-4. They receive the dark blue vertical and horizontal frame of the table and the definitions cut into cells. They have to put them into the right place in the table.

 

Student-centred approach

Teacher-centred approach

Goal

   

Development areas

   

Planning

   

Methodology

   

Responsibility

   

Assessment

   

Typical student activities

   

 

 

Student-centred approach

Teacher-centred approach

Goal

Student’s individual development

To teach the curriculum content

Development areas

Knowledge, skills, attitudes

Carefully selected content

Planning

Learning purposes

Content, curriculum,  mass education

Methodology

Based on student-activities, cooperation, collaboration individual differences of students

Based on student activities

Responsibility

Shared between teachers and students

Teacher

Assessment

Individual success criteria, strong supportive feature.

Summative, qualifying assessment, norm orientation

Typical student activities

Active participation, construct, question, collaborate

Accept, reproduction

How you can use this material in your practice: 

It is easy to use and it works well. It can be used as a preparatory, warm-up workshop tool.

 

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